Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The 2009 Tournament of Books Is Coming Soon
The Fifth Annual Tournament of Books site will launch on Monday, March 9, 2009

Previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

All questions or media contacts:talk@themorningnews.org
My thanks to Anna Hodge at Auckland University Press for bringing this to my attention. It hadn't crossed my radar but here is what she had to say about it:
It’s a US book competition where 16 of the biggest literary novels of the year get matched up in (completely arbitrary, and frivolous, but hilarious) head-to-head reviews, the winners advancing to the next round until they reach the finals. It’s immensely entertaining, but it’s also quite a useful guide to what the literary big-hitters are in the States. Previous winners include I think The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Road and Cloud Atlas.
Anyway, if you don’t already know about it, hope you enjoy! I followed it last year agog after stumbling across it via The Elegant Variation, so I’m looking forward to this year’s Tournament.

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